Channel: Mufti Menk
Divine Inspiration Sydney Australia
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Salam aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah he was having
all praises indeed due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his household his companions were Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them all. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala Bless you all and your offspring those to come up to the end. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless the oma and humanity at large. I mean, my brothers and sisters It is indeed an honor and a pleasure to be here in this beautiful city of Sydney here in the lovely country of Australia Mashallah.
Especially with the beautiful brothers and sisters. Mashallah here who have filled this venue Mashallah Tabarak Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala accepted from us I will be speaking inshallah for approximately an hour and I hope that it will be a benefit to myself and to everyone who is here by the word of Allah. So my brothers and sisters,
have you ever asked yourself, why did Allah subhanho wa Taala reveal the Koran?
To answer that question, you need to go back to the Quran. It is divine inspiration. It is that which came from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Before the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala has sent down other books, the Torah, the Injeel,
the zoo the books to
download Allah salatu salam, the prophet David May peace be upon him known as the songs. And the Quran came down in a different way. It came down over a period of 23 years. And Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us why it was spaced out. Every time an incident occurred, a verse would be revealed in order to explain what was the ruling about that which had occurred. And Allah says, We revealed this book for a reason. Many of us
we look at the Quran, we read it, we recite it, but we've never looked at its meaning. And some of us who have looked at its meaning, we don't ponder deeply over the verses that Allah subhanho wa Taala has sent down and therefore in Surah, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Gita,
a book referring here to the Quran, that we have seen down there is a blessing in order that it's versus be pondered over deeply and that it may be a reminder to those who have sound intellect. So the reason of revelation of the Quran was that or is that we need to look into the verses of the Quran. We need to ponder deeply over these verses in order for us to be able to achieve the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is why Allah says, Why Isla puri Allah bow.
If you want to achieve the mercy of Allah, then when the Quran is being recited, not only keep quiet, but listen attentively, in order for you to achieve that mercy.
So my brothers and sisters, what I have for you this evening is part of the message that has been revealed by Allah subhanho wa Taala to us through Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. in it. Allah explains why he made us why He created us, and why
I have not created mankind or gene Kane, except so that they worship me. And I know sometimes when you speak to the children about this, they always say, does that mean I need to stand in Salah all day? Does that mean I need to read my Bible on all day because according to them that is worship, but according to us worship is actually your lifestyle. I was speaking a few days ago in the city of Cape Town in South Africa. And I said brothers and sisters
Did you know that clothing, this clothing that I'm wearing the clothing that we all wear is actually considered
an act of worship? So every time you dress, ask yourself, have I just engaged in an act of worship? If the answer is yes, and you feel like what you've done is an act of worship, you've dressed correctly, and if you feel otherwise, you need to correct yourself inshallah, I hope that's a beautiful point of pondering, because it is an act of worship when Allah asks you to close yourself and Allah provides for you and you've bought the clothing you need to make sure that when you wear it, you wear it in such a way that you feel this was indeed an act of worship. If you do feel that you're in the right direction. If you don't, inshallah, you can improve and I think we all can I can
do man, Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for every one of us and for our children. I mean, remember, as the generations are passing, the clothing is becoming
clothing is becoming
worse as I hit them, this side say, you know, just as well they turned off the lights. Mashallah. So I can't say the prophets are sisters. Mashallah.
So, yes, it is it's becoming worse, sometimes it becomes embarrassing. So all we need to do as believers is remember, it's an act of worship. That's all no more than that. Like I always tell the younger people that Allah subhanho wa Taala teaches us in the Quran in surah, Furqan. And Furqan, by the way, is the criterion. You know, the ability to distinguish between right and wrong is not easy. But Allah says, We've revealed the Quran to help you do that. So those who want to be good, they need to have good friends, good company, those who don't have good company, they may falter somewhere, they may develop the bad habits, because because of those around them, you know, the way
you speak is quite closely determined by those who you interact with on a daily basis. Even if your language is clear, and it's good, and it's pure and you stay away from foul language, there will come a time when if all those around you happen to use certain language, you will start using the same language, right?
Correct. Subhan Allah. So Allah says in Surah Furqan, regarding company and this is the most important thing I think, for all of us today, especially living in the West. If you have good company, like minded people, those who are concerned about their faith, those who are beautiful in their character and conduct, you become like them.
Why am I a goofball?
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Allah speaks of the one who did wrong, the sinful person known as the one who oppressed himself. And Allah says on the Day of Judgment, that person will be in so much of regret that he will be chewing his own hands, or he will be biting his hands. biting his hands is a terminology in the Arabic language to express the height of regret. When someone regrets in a big way. They say he's biting his hands.
And why would he be biting his hands? Allah says he would say, Oh, I should have taken the path of the messenger.
And I, I hope, I wish that I didn't have I did not have such and such a person as a friend of mine because that person led me astray after Allah had guided me. And this shows the importance of good company. Allah tells us something very beautiful. Allah says, You know what? You maintain the company of those who are truthful, those who are good, those who are
godly when I say godly, I mean, did you know that the sign of piety is not only that you read your five Salah, or you've given your sucker, you're in charity, or that you've been for Hajj, that's not only a sign of piety, that's a part of it.
But to be able to distinguish really between the truly pious and those who are not, you look at their character. If you prayed with the right intention and the right attitude, it will show up in your character, you become a person who is softer, you become a person who's more loving, more caring, you become a person who speaks to others in a dignified way. You become a person who's concerned about the rest of the creatures of Allah because you realize that it is the same maker
Who made you? Who made the rest of us? The same one who made you made the animals so you become compassionate towards the dogs? And the kittens? Well, kittens a little bit easier because the sound, you know, attracts us sometimes. Sure you heard that right. So what happens? If you're attractive you feel Oh, wow, kitten, but when you hear the wolf Wolf, sometimes that's not as sweet, right? So if you are kind towards a dog, it's a sign that you've understood the plan of your maker. If he did not want there to be dogs, he wouldn't have made them. Do you agree? He's powerful. He chose that they wouldn't be dogs. He chose that they wouldn't be cats. They wouldn't be animals.
They wouldn't be people from among the people, they would be Muslim, they would be non Muslim. They would be good Muslims and bad bad meaning those who are far from perhaps obedience, but who knows upon which condition people will die. This is why don't judge keep on trying to spread good. Whether you see the result in your life or not, is besides the point look at what Allah says to the messenger again, divine inspiration, ma Sunni.
Maybe the duty of the messenger is only to convey the message in a clear way. It's his duty, he cannot shove the guidance down the throats of the people in
Allah says to Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam you do not guide whomsoever you wish. But Allah guides whomsoever He wishes, you just fulfill your obligation of conveying the message, or Massoud meaning a messenger His job is to convey the message. What do you do with that message? You are answerable to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Look at another verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala says to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam regarding the message and those who listened those who don't listen, those who obey those who don't Allah subhanho wa Taala says that in Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah is
indeed Your duty is to convey the message our duty, is to judge to take account our duties to do that is to take account of their deeds. They were people who accepted Islam after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam Subhan Allah, they are people who will accept Islam after your time yet they will not push him during your time. Understand, you need to reach out to them what works primarily with your character your conduct because no one wants to listen to a person whose character and conduct is not exemplary. It's not good. Imagine someone comes to and says hey, I want to tell you something. And the expression on their face is such that you run away.
We do it sometimes don't we?
Allah forgive us. speak to people with a smile a smile is an act of worship, an act of charity, why an act of charity? charity is normally when you give someone something material. Well that is because a smile is more than what money can offer. You know when you work for someone, they pay you a fact salary and think salary, Mashallah beautiful, you know, big amount that they've given them, they're giving you every month, but they melt treat you they swear you they abuse you. You don't want to work there anymore. And you tell them keep your money. I'm out of here because I don't like the attitude. Don't you agree? Yes.
So Panama, it's the attitude. So develop a good attitude when you smile. Those who might be sad, depressed, they see you guess what, they smile back. And when they smile back, you know what happens? They feel good. That good feeling is priceless, priceless. And therefore the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam says the buzzsumo coffee, I think a SATA to smile at the face of your brother is actually an act of worship SubhanAllah. So you go around smiling and see how you change the world. You change the world with a smile. I don't know if any of you have come across a video that someone had posted up on the internet of a little trial or an experiment that they did on a
train. I think it was a train in the UK where there was a little guy was standing with his phone and he started laughing to show that it's contagious. He looked at his phone and he kept laughing and he laughed loud and he laughed even louder. And he kept on laughing until the people around him began to laugh at the way he was laughing. And the others laughed at the way those were laughing and everyone started laughing at the whole train. Everyone's laughing
It's contagious when we're talking about a smile, you don't have to ha ha ha but you have to be right now Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy. And trust me the best smile The most genuine smile is that
when you don't have to Panama or
you're showing your dangers or you're showing your skew teeth, everyone has a problem with their teeth including myself perhaps, but no one really notices that's your identity. That's what makes you you Yes, if there's something wrong the food is getting stuck if it's really bad, you go and have yourself some railway tracks to Panama.
And I remember the first time when I was young and I heard the term railway tracks I used to think Gosh, do they have trains in them now you know, a train going down a railway track but because of what it looks like it's cool that you can have it if you'd like but smiles you'll find it it's a charity and then what happens people come closer to you because of what not because you read five sala de or because you were dressed appropriately because of your character that's what brings them closer and this is why the importance of the five Salah is in its place. We cannot change it. It's a pillar of the deen Allah Almighty is going to ask you one of the first things as you leave the world
did you pray? Did you pray on time? The Hadith says if the answer for that is positive and good, then the rest of it will be easy and if it's not positive and good oh you have no one to blame but yourself so inshallah we do a bit better when it comes to our five daily prayers will will
inshallah inshallah, Allah, it's something that we should never compromise. It's a gift of Allah. But that being in its place,
effect immediately shows in your character, if you had the right intention, when you were fulfilling your Salah, you begin to think and feel, you know what, I've got brothers and sisters, they all are worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala in one way or another, some of them might actually be doing wrong, some of them might be doing less wrong than I but I need to make sure I understand they are all beloved creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala everyone is everyone is. And so I must make sure that my attitude is correct. That's when you become a good Muslim or a good Muslim. When your attitude is correct. Sadly, unfortunately, I have to admit many of us, the more we feel, we have
outwardly obeyed the instruction of Allah, the more we forget about our character and conduct and the development of the heart, it becomes filled with hatred, it becomes filled with so many words of hurt. I recall young people come to me and say, Why do you talk to those guys? I said, Why? You know, they're Kufa see what? Cecilia Kufa and you go to those guys and say, Well, these guys are Kufa. What's gonna happen? Oh, they're going to join them, don't waste your time with them.
When you said they're going to join them, they said, you're going to join, the third party said both of you are going to join, a fourth guy said all three of you are going to join. So hang on, why was gentlemen in the first place? Who's going to be there? Is it going to be empty? I'm sure gender is going to bring every one of us in insha. Allah, Allah knows we're going to keep trying, we're going to keep speaking we're gonna keep reminding each other to be the best of people. And the minute you become a better person, and the minute you're fulfilling your obligations unto Allah Almighty, trust me, you're heading towards paradise not towards hell. You are dealing with a man who says to us that
the maker himself has said, well Harsha de la sua Tony Rama
describing the Day of Judgment, Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam tells us that Allah has revealed to him and this is a verse of the Quran, all the sounds and all the voices will be silenced. On that day, you won't even hear a whisper silence for whom
he didn't say for Allah. He didn't say for the most powerful. He didn't say for the one who's going to punish the people on that day. He says, Little Rock man.
Have you thought of that? For the Most Merciful?
So the day he is going to judge he's saying it will be dead silence because of the Most Merciful.
A young boy
asked the question
Who is going to take account of my deeds on the day of judgment? He was said he was answered a law when he heard that he says I'm not worried because I realized
and I know that he'll be fair with me and he you give me more than I deserve.
What type of hope is that beautiful, absolutely what we all need, but that should not lead you to do bad and then think you know what? Allah will have mercy on me. Let me tell you
that the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam are
him in messenger. Tell us more about paradise. Tell us more about paradise inform us about who will be in Paradise and why they will be in Paradise and what are the qualities they had, that would have resulted in them entering paradise. So he answered by saying two things that voila, he was lucky. He says two things will take you to paradise, piety, God consciousness number one, and number two is good character and conduct.
Do you know that the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him says that a person can reach very high levels and stages
with the good character and conduct?
How many of us have developed our character and we are Muslims? We don't even greet each other. We don't bother with those who are not Muslim sometimes thinking you know what? They're not Muslim. One line he you need to showcase your dean will la isla de Allahu
Allah. If Allah uses you to guide a single person, it's better for you then the red camel, meaning the most expensive conveyance that you can think of. At that time. It was the red camel today.
What is it? So Panama the most expensive conveyance? Can someone say something?
Someone says Ferrari, someone says whatever else, maybe an S Class Mercedes, perhaps a Tesla. What else? Well, whatever it is, you know, it's valuable. 100 200 300 500,000 a million. I think vehicles get to a million sometimes, right? Maybe even more, while the Almighty says that you know, what? If you use to guide a single person, it's better for you did that?
How many of us are ready to do this just with our character. Imagine people look at you. And they say, Wow, what a lovely brother. What a lovely system. And you know what I'd like to be like this. I'm learning so much from this person. They they're so full of positive energy. Every time I feel so good because they have a good attitude. What are we taught another word of inspiration.
We are taught that when good happens. You think Allah is good for you. When something negative happens, you still thank Allah, you bet patience, and that's good for you. Because life is filled with ups and downs. And you need to know the day you feel low is the day you need to make a greater effort to get closer to Allah. And sometimes that's why Allah makes you have that feeling. A lot of us, unfortunately, when it comes to prayer, when it comes to obligations unto Allah subhanho wa Taala Do you know what happens to us sometimes
we become lazy, we become people who say, ALLAH is forgiving. And then when Allah once and he loves us, he starts testing us. Why does Allah say that? In namaha?
Allah when Allah loves his slave, he begins for he tests them, he tests them when he loves them. You know, one of the reasons, one of the reasons is, when you are tested as a believer, your heart is softened. You become a person who turns to Allah, you start reading Salah better, you start calling out to Allah, when perhaps you may not have done that in the past, in the way you are doing it. Now, how many of us when we have a big problem, we get up very early for
that which is before the first prayer of the day before the federal we get up and we cry to Allah, oh, Allah, help me, I've got a problem. I've just been diagnosed with this. And it's such May Allah grant us cure say, I mean, Bella, grant you to all those who are sick and Ill I have so many names that are coming up in my mind right now of people who are struggling with sickness and ailment, whoever they are, wherever they want me to say I mean.
And the same applies those who passed away. May Allah have mercy on them. I mean, so my brothers and sisters, imagine, you call out to Allah, and you cry, and Allah says, love you in this condition. I love you. Look at how softened you are. Look at how clean you are. You know, when you've done something bad to someone, the day you're sick, and Ill, you're supposed to be regretting to say, Oh, I harm this person, I shouldn't have done it. You might want to phone them. You might want to place your pride aside and phone them and say, You know what? I'm not feeling too well. I was just thinking about my deeds. And I harmed you with my with my tongue the other day. I'm very sorry,
please forgive me.
That is a strong Muslim. To say, I'm sorry, is actually a strength. It shows that you're a powerful person. It requires strength to say I'm sorry, I apologize. Many people don't apologize. That's a weakness. That's a sign of pride and arrogance. That's not a strength. Strength is when you can say I'm sorry. I apologize. Whether it's to your own children or parents or brothers and sisters, or neighbors or those who are wealthy or not. So Panama, that's when you feel you know what I've done something
So when you're not well, when something's gone bad you call out to allow you start mending your relations with people, your heart is softened. And Allah says, I love you in this condition. I'm sure you can relate to what I'm saying. When you've had a difficulty, suddenly you become a person who prays five times a day.
The minute the difficulty goes, what happens?
Your snoring such that you disturb those who are nearby.
Bella, forgive you.
Some people have this perpetual alarm clock, you've seen it. You used to have earplugs say,
if you hear me snow, keeping us these ear plugs, brother have developed a mouth plan. You can plug your mouth for sure. May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Forgive us.
So we sleep over Salah because the problem is no longer so Allah says, You know what, I love you in the condition that you will when you had a problem, I'm going to give you a bigger one than the previous one. Here comes another big bang, boom. And what happened? big a problem. So now you call out to Allah again again. And when the problem comes a third time you start visiting the chef chef, I think I have a gin.
Yeah, I don't know, I think I'm cursed. I think my neighbor or my grandson in law or whoever else has actually done something to me. That's how we think. Look at how weak you are. When Allah blessed you and gave you a favor. And he's telling you, you know, when you were in this condition, you actually were a better person you softened up you can closer to us. So my brothers and sisters, when you have a difficulty, understand your life should change not just for the moment of the difficulty, but it's a time to change it completely. It's a sign of the love of Allah because if you died whilst you were fulfilling your duties unto Allah, it's a good day.
Recently, we've been seeing people because obviously now communication has been made easy, and we can see what's going on across the globe while it's happening or immediately after it's happening. We've seen people who've passed away in the masjid. Did you see one of them? No, I didn't. I think he must have been a brother Assyrian brother, who was in Jeddah, not too long ago. And just before he called out the time, he passed away reading the Quran, and he had the must have opened. He passed away. Did you see the other one of the Indonesian party he was reading Surah molk. And as he's reading it, he says Mr.
Lee Abou kamasan Allah
subhanaw taala as he's finishing his work,
he fell in front of everyone he dropped. What do we call it, we call it
and the Hadith says Kamata, tomato, tomato tomahto you know that you will die as you used to live the condition. So if you if you were doing something constantly perhaps you will die in that condition.
And you resurrected the way you die. So two good became when they die in Salah I saw a brother in one of the clips he passed away Institute Institute.
So some of the answers they give us. Is that a good
say is it a good job for someone to say Oh Allah grant me 10 things to do. Is it a good?
Yes it is.
But we're so hypocritical we say Oh Allah give me a death Institute, but we don't do those to do
so if you want the death Institute and start feeding five Salah, and instead of saying shut
up like a peacock, you know, yeah.
Satisfied was one day I was.
Let me try and be as vague as possible so that you don't know exactly where I was, but I was in a certain place, okay.
And they were people reading Salah, and they were they were about to miss their appointment that they had. And I saw them fulfilling Salah in such a way that I felt like I don't want to join these guys, because you know what? They were like little chickens pecking the ground. And then I heard these kids who are not Muslim saying, I don't know why these guys are doing yoga here.
Yoga, and I looked at him and I said, No, that's not yoga. So what did they do? Are they are they like, you know, Jimmy or something?
There was a word they used my mind now but that's what they thought. They thought perhaps these people are exercising, it's not exercise. You're doing it so quick, so fast. Don't do that with sujood.
What an inspiration. The closest that a slave can be to his maker is in the condition of frustration. Take your turn in frustration. So behind Allah, Allah Allah, you are in the lowest possible position that you can get into comfortably as a human being. Your head is in the lowest possible position that you can get into comfortably as a human being and guess what
You are saying, Oh my God, you are the highest Glory be to You, you are the highest Subhanallah here I am the lowest. That's why it's such a blessing position.
And if you were to take your time, say read it five times, for example, and you've read your five Salah a day and you fulfilled your units in a proper way the chances of you dying Institute become greater. Right?
So when I told that to some youngsters, you know what they say the youngsters are always one ahead, you know, our generation were considered dinosaurs. dinosaurs.
They look at you and say, you guys belong to the previous century. You know, when were you born? 19 something right? 19 something? I was born in 2001 2001 so I always say Well, I can tell you in 1999 people thought you were never going to come
to Panama Do you remember that? y2k? I remember that. The fact that you guys have loved you also 1900 19 as a model Mashallah.
So, these youngsters
Do you know what they said to me? Well, I make dua that Allah takes me away into June. But I don't fulfill Salah because I don't want to die right now. So when I'm ready, I'll start. You can be honest, you get today's
look at how and to them it sounds logical. Oh, Lord, take me away.
Want to go right now you know,
that's wrong. You need to continue to fulfill the obligations unto Allah because you really don't know when you're going. Like we've seen people die in a good condition. We've also seen people die in a condition we would not like to be in when we are going right? May Allah subhanho wa Taala Have mercy on them to make it easy today, he takes us away, may he take us away in a condition that he is pleased to not say I mean,
I tell you, my brothers and sisters,
you have a book
that you are altering yourself, yourself. It's your own book of deeds.
Every time you do something or you write something in that book that is wrong, go and erase it. And how many chances Do you have as many as you want to erase? To erase?
You know, something bad take it out by repenting by turning to Allah. You don't have to confess your sin to anyone besides your maker. Nobody needs to know what you've done. No one. You just say Oh Allah, forgive me. I've done wrong, I admitted I regret it. I seek your forgiveness and I won't do it again. And Allah says is wiped out. Never ever. Does the foreigner sooner tell us that if a person's met these conditions of Toba, it will be rejected by Allah.
It will be rejected by a lot of conditions are met.
You know, the visa for gentlemen, is easy.
It's very easy. When we're applying for a visa to go to another country. We fill all the conditions we fill everything we make sure we've got all the paperwork, we put supporting documents in order to make sure that you get a little visa to go to a country for a few times, perhaps in the year and you've worked so hard to make sure Wow. And then when it's rejected sometimes. How low do you feel? You feel Oh, what happened here?
And I tell you the visa to gender is easier because Allah doesn't reject. If you are trying, he will never reject you. He will he wants you there. You read
from Allah says Allah wants to forgive you May Allah forgive us all say amen.
So this book, we will write in it ourselves, and you can correct it every now and again. At the end, when you're dying, it's going to be given in and when it's given in, it's going to be looked into. If you've written a good book, you will be given your book back in your right hand.
udia kita ebme.
Amazing verse of the Quran. Allah says, the person who's going to get their book in the right hand, he or she will say, hey, read my mug. Look, I passed. Look, I got it in my right hand. It's the results. These are results of what the examinations I had through my life. That goes back to what I was saying earlier. A lot created you to test you. And someone says well Why? He knows why he wants to give you a life better than this one. So he says work hard.
You will deserve it and I will give you an he also says he will give us even if we don't deserve it at times through His mercy. If we haven't associated partners with him, he may decide to forgive everything else, and he can give it to us through His mercy. In fact, with almost all of us the deeds we do sometimes lack
the height of sincerity. You know, when you read Salah, you say a lot about what happens immediately the thoughts come to your mind.
The brother next door is got some udaan man
I wonder how much is paid for it.
And the mom says Pauline, when you hear Pauline, you just say
mean right? So sometimes and I've heard this in taraweeh in the Quran, when verses are being recited besides spoken Fatiha, and you know the word Marlene comes and the mom says in Abu Dhabi, no bow on me and the people who are thinking about the price of the road they say
yeah, they don't even realize it's not so it's something else altogether.
That's not a Salah we should be reading my brothers and sisters Look at this.
But this is what happens when you lack concentration. So when when we start the Salah, something happens here, then we start thinking of things and then we go down we come back up, we don't even know how many units
Don't you agree it's happening more and more right?
Did you hear the yeses? Guys? You're a witness right? Mashallah. It's true. It's happening more we losing concentration, you know, why are we being distracted by a lot of things, the phone takes up so much of our time. Yes, use it, but don't abuse it.
The phone can actually take you to gentleman to heaven. If you use it correctly, it can be a means of guidance, you can listen to something good, you can use it in a good way you can message people to inquire about their health to reach out to them to try and help them to go out and assist a good cause to spread a good message to encourage people all that is towards paradise. There is a lot that can be done. It's all towards paradise. But if you use it to just unite people to cause problems, to call people names, to develop hatred to cause problems in society, to commit sin to look at that, which you're not supposed to be looking at to waste your time in such a way that three in the
morning. So local fetcher is just coming now and you say oh, I better go to sleep three in the morning and you notice an hour or two before salado and you say I will get up I won't get up inshallah Allah get me up. What happened to your clock? You didn't use it?
And then you said no, I read it. It says manansala in odysea for you so
you know whoever has slept over a prayer or whoever has forgotten it? They can read it whenever they remember it. That is for those who genuinely forget genuinely slept over when they wanted to get up and they tried to but for some reason it happened what every day every day. You don't get up for salado. Come on, come on. So going back to the concentration because our concentration levels levels are lower than 100%, sometimes lower than 50%. We depend solely and totally and only on the mercy of Allah to accept that prayer from us.
We ask Allah to accept it from us the good deeds, we do not accept them from us. And through your mercy grant us gentlemen, grant us paradise. I mean, I mean, I mean, so Allah subhanho wa Taala has guided us in so many different ways by brothers and sisters. It's about time we developed ourselves. And it's about time we understood the plan of Allah. And I'm going to say this because we have a problem across the globe, where when people become pioneers, they think they are pious. They start belittling everyone else. It's me, my group, my organization, my this my that and everyone else is by the way, everyone else, no way. You cannot even go to the masjid. You cannot even greet the
people. You cannot you know what you should greet. You should be humbled, you should visit each other. That is a sign of piety. If you think you want a little group and that's it. Trust me, you're in the wrong room. The reason is, you have an attitude. This attitude is not fit. It's not a pure attitude. It's not an attitude from Allah subhanho wa Taala it's not divinely inspired. What is divinely inspired is when you gather the oma together when you bring the people together when you make people feel look primarily we're part of humanity
primarily a part of humanity greater than that way part of one oma
we bought a one mama and we need to be as
united as possible. Really, we do when we show
So people say no, we have differences, my brother, you have differences even with those whom you love your own spouse, your own family members, but you love each other.
You get along with each other, you might want to discuss your differences in a respectable respectful way. And like I said, Your duty is to convey the message that cowards of those who say, you need to kill the non Muslims because you know what they are non Muslims relax the people, we're all including us at some stage somewhere up our generations, they will not push them. If people have that attitude, we would not be sitting here today, but someone was kind enough to care for us to be able to reach out to us in such a beautiful way that today we're sitting here Mashallah, who Slovene we're sitting here. So remember your duty unto those who don't share your faith is to be good and
can to reach out to them, don't be a coward and harm them. Because then what would happen to that guidance? So Panama? And people say No, you know what, as it is, they're not Muslim, and their children will also be non non Muslim Subhanallah we have reverts in the millions across the globe. Do you know that?
How dare you? How dare you think of harming people just because they don't share your faith that's not defined.
You're supposed to be concerned, you reach out to them. And this is why when Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about life. And he says, regarding the soul, the life woman,
me, whoever saves a single life is equivalent to He who has saved humanity.
Allah didn't say, whoever saves the Muslim, if people are drowning, no matter who they are, you're going to save them. So much so that if there is an animal in distress, and you try to save the animal, you get to reward frequently committed not but in Agile, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, in all the animals that have a capital, you know, all the the animals will deliver.
What is meant by that is all the animals all living creatures, there is a reward for you in reaching out to these animals. You know about the heartbeat of a dog, my favorite hobby, obviously, my favorite hobbies. The reason is, it's woken me up.
It's woken me up, you become softened, you start realizing the pleasure of Allah.
You know, from amongst us, there are some who love cats, Mashallah, a lot of us. Like I said, the sound of a cat is beautiful. Sometimes it invites you Wow, you feel sorry for it. But you give the cat milk once. That's it. That's it, you're gonna have to spend on the pints of milk to Panama, because that cat's gonna be back at the same door every day at the same time watching you in
the entire day. Until you make you give it so Panama. So amazing. But imagine a dog.
Many people would run away.
Agree. Yes. Now that came from this idea. Okay.
Many people would run away if there was a dog, but the Hadith we all know, where there was a man who was thirsty in the desert. He, he went into the well, he came out of he went into the well to quench his own thirst. He came up and he noticed a dog. And I spoke about this in one of the schools today. And I said, Do you know why a lot chose for a dog to be there and not a pretty lady.
You know why? Why did Allah choose for a dog to be there and not a peacock that might have taken out its feathers and started dancing? You know why? So that the sincerity levels of that man would never question
nobody can say he had an ulterior motive. He might have done it because of this because of that, no chance. He did it for the sake of Allah. He did it when his heart did not really perhaps maybe want to do it had it been under different circumstances possible. But it was a dog. And there was something else that happened he didn't have anything, any utensil to gather the water in there was no bucket with that well, so when he went down, and he thought to himself, how can I take the water up the hill he says from Allah.
Which means he filled his shoe his leather sock with water, and he brought it up and he brought the dog near he made that dog drink from his shoe. So how can you picture filling your shoe with water and letting bringing it out for someone?
and he led the.com and the dog was licking the water you know drank it all up from the from this leather sock of his and after that you know what happened? The prophets of Allah Salaam says and this is divinely inspired
from Allah subhanho wa Taala, this man was forgiven all his sins
as a result of what?
compassion towards a dog. So why I say it's my favorite.
We are those who harm other human beings. Where are they? Where are those who think that your religion teaches you to harm others, while law he will bake? I swear by the owner of the house of the karma. It is wrong. It is wrong.
If Allah rewarded this man with a gentleman for having shown compassion or reached out to a dog, what do you think would be the reward of the one who reaches out to another human being? Wouldn't it be a far greater reward? And we're not talking about someone who shares your faith, someone who doesn't reach out to them, they will not their head. You know, yesterday, I was flying up here.
Next to me, there was
an Australian lady. The amount of respect she had, I was just making the offer. I was just praying for her. She says, I know you're going to need to pray. If you'd like me to move away, you know, when you're praying, I can actually go and stand somewhere for a while. And I said no, who said that? You don't need to go anyway. So Panama look at the respect. And I'm thinking to myself, you know, there are some people who call themselves pious, pious, they will just look
pious. Sometimes some of the people say Salaam Alaikum. You know, there's a Hadith, Allah, if you know that they've greeted you properly with Salam or Aleikum, you have to greet back. Did you ever know that? But if you are doubting whether
or not that's the only time you can say what Allah
to whatever else, because a summer league means death upon you, and salam, O Allah means peace be upon you. And Allah says in the Quran, what
you mean, for how you been at Salomon?
in a locker,
when you are greeted with a greeting, respond to it with a better greeting, that's what Allah says, someone greets you greet them back with something better, or the minimum is at least reply it in an equivalent fashion. Because Allah takes account of what you've done.
So you greet them back. And when someone says Salaam Alaikum, because they're not Muslim, and they just know how to greet you. And you look at them and say,
you know, who does that? The ones who are outwardly more pious a lot of the times, I'm just honest with you, it's a red button. I press something you might not like what I said, it's a fact. I've seen it with these eyes.
Why is that piety? That's not pirate, what you've done. You've chased away someone who was looking at you as a person, and thought, perhaps let me say something that can actually, you know, show a bit of respect to this person, and you just put them off completely. What do they do to you? They'll look the other way. And they won't even talk to you the next time they see you when they greet you. Whoa, but you respond. Oh, salam, how are you? Do you know what that means? It means peace be upon you. I'm so happy that you know, and you just said something to make their day. They'll go back, never forgetting what happened that day. But what do we do attitude? attitude, the face is made
that, you know, we look like we just want to kill someone. What else? Look at the
staff or the law. I hope no one's taking a picture of that.
So bad some kind of law, you can't even see yourself in the mirror.
And we expect people to actually be attracted towards the DEA. And we we think that you know what these guys they all go into. Johanna, I tell you? If you're a true believer, you need to be concerned about how to bring them into Jelena if that's what you think.
How do I bring them into gentlemen? But I tell you something, if you're a true believer, you will never think that there is a guarantee that you're going to generate yourself. That's a true believer. That's inspiration. A true believer is worried about his own condition. I can mention to you one of the most powerful companions of the Prophet peace be upon him. His name was
I'm sure you've heard his name when you have to have
he used to ask for the family a man because he had the list of hypocrites. Please tell me the names on these as I can't. cannot tell you okay. At least tell me is my name is.
Imagine if he was powerful person. The Hadith says if he walked down an alley or Gali shaitan would walk down another one. He was frightened of him.
But still, he thought to himself, let me make sure that I'm not on this list when he was told no you're not on the list. He said, Oh, okay. Those were the companions we think were more powerful than these companions going around labeling people telling them this and that and so on and declaring that you know, these people you do this to them, you can harm them, No, you cannot never I am here to tell you that things are happening across the globe. Yes, we do know we are all frustrated, we will want to see things stop inshallah. And they will by the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We want to see the harm stopped, whether it is perpetrated by Muslims or non Muslims,
whether the victims are Muslims or non Muslims. It's besides the point we are human beings. Allah says, If you save one life, you save the whole of humanity. He did not say you save the Muslim, you saved humanity, one life, that life is important, because when they come back, after they were in the clutches of death, and they got back, and if they were guided thereafter, guess what one more person in general, that should be your aim as a pious person. If you're really pious, that is inspiration. That is what allows asked from you. That's what's supposed to be your attitude. So
we all want to see solutions. But you never ever do that, which creates a bigger problem.
Don't let someone Don't let someone make you believe that being close to Allah means you should think you're the only one and that's it. Everyone else is astray. Everyone else is going to hellfire. Everyone else is going to be burning. I'm the only dude that I remember. There was a story. I don't know if it was true or not, but I'm going to share it with you because I've read it somewhere. And I even heard it from someone. They say there was a man who used to think he was the only one who's pious sitting in the masjid. And he used to sit a lot of it, meaning he's worshiping Allah. What did I tell you moments ago, a sign of the acceptance of your Salah is that your attitude
becomes better. If your attitude stinks, something is wrong with your brain, something is wrong with your intention. A sign of the acceptance of your acts of worship
is that you become a softer person, look at Allah subhanho wa Taala another piece of divine inspiration. Allah tells Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam fabby ma
It is because of the mercy of Allah that you have become lenient or that you are lenient towards them. Have you been hard, harsh and hard hearted? They wouldn't want to listen to you, they would dismiss from around you. When any one of us is odd,
harsh or hard hearted. No one would want to listen to us. They only want to listen to and be around those who are lenient. Those who understand those who have a style, a way of speaking of communicating or interacting. That's what we'd like to listen to. So Han Allah. So Allah tells us this regarding
the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him that it is by the mercy of Allah that you are linear, you know what that means. leniencies is a sign of the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala. When you are suffering, it's a sign of the mercy of Allah. This is why we say when you become close to Allah, it shows in your character, if it hasn't yet shown there is something wrong with your closeness to Allah, go back and look at it. Go back and check your intentions. Go and learn again, go and see what's happening. May Allah subhanho wa Taala Have mercy on us.
So my brothers and sisters, what we've learned this evening, we need to do more, to improve ourselves, much more. Don't ever sit back and think that's enough. I'm a good guy. I was telling you the story of this person sitting in the front of the machine, making a lot of a bad and he was so pious used to tell the people you guys, you're doing nothing. I read one Koran a day.
So much so that he began to think himself as almost close to a prophet, you know, very high. And some of us have this attitude where like it's dangerous. No matter how much knowledge you have, no matter how much Salah you fulfill, no matter how much you're trying to obey Allah, you should remember, you should remember that in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah is the only one who will judge you on the Day of Judgment. Remember that before that you have no guarantee what's going to happen? How many have come across the Hadith that speak of a person who was sinful for 70 years right at the end, they became close to Allah Allah forgave them and the person who was worshipping
Allah for 70 years and at the end, they developed attitude etc. They began to sin they turned away what they receive, they had none to blame besides themselves. So this man developed this
Attitude where he was the only one. The people were fed up. So the young guys, you know, young people always come up with these ideas. They said, you know what we talked to him. They spoke to him, they said, uncle,
he says, Yes. He says, Now you're a very pious person one of these days show Allah will take you up to see the heavens.
He said, yeah, that happened to the Prophet does mirage.
mirage. Mirage is the ascension where the prophets Allah wa sallam was taken up by Allah subhanho wa Taala in his body, and soul, he was taken up by Allah subhanho wa Taala, miraculously, with a Barack
with a certain type of an animal.
He went up to the seven heavens and came back in the same night he described it and that's when Abubakar sad for me a lot of animal was asked by the people of coloration that, you know, if someone went up and down in one night, that's what they're claiming, what would you say?
And he was, initially He said, No, no, no, when he was told your friend says the same thing, meaning Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam said this, he said it he said it I believe it's done. He was known as acidic. abubaker acidic.
So what happened?
They decided the following day, early in the morning, when this uncle comes in for Salah. They're gonna let him sit down, and then they're going to turn off the lights. And they're going to get to him and say
Well, what's what's gonna happen to him?
blindfold him and say,
we've come to take you up to the seven hundreds.
You're gonna be undertaking them.
And they did it. And this man was excited. Oh, yes. Oh, yes. And he his hands were meaning His eyes were like he was blindfolded. And they took him they had a donkey waiting outside. You know, the masjid. As they took him out. They placed him on the donkey facing the other direction told him Whoa, don't worry, we're going, it's gonna be a nice journey, you know? And they tied him on to the donkey so that he doesn't fall off. And then they release the donkey into the market.
And this man is blindfolded, going around, and the sun rolls and he's still playing around with the marketplace. And the people saw him on a donkey going round marketplace. Hey, what are you doing? He says, Hey, guys, I'm going to the heavens Mirage, mirage. So the same boys came through, they gave him one slap I told him that was just for the profit, not for you. You see, you think you're pious, the piety levels have taken you to a level where you think you're harder than the Prophet peace be upon him even he did not do some things that you are claiming SubhanAllah.
And why am I saying this? We might laugh at it. But in all honesty, sometimes we do things claiming it's part of the deen and it's part of Islam that are not from Islam. They were not taught by the prophet we think we know better than the Prophet peace be upon him. No, we don't.
Don't let people convince you otherwise not at all. Concentrate on yourself and spread the good message as best as you can to as many people as you can. Don't worry, they will know that this was a brilliant message, they will know it.
So my brothers and sisters, I hope
that we will do more
to learn the format to look into it to read it's versus to ponder over it on a daily basis. The bad news is I've spoken for one whole hour that's the bad news. Because for me it seems like I just started now Mashallah. It's I think it's the blessings the beauty of this beautiful country Mashallah. I need to come back it takes long to get here, by the way, by the way, Mashallah.
I want you to promise Allah, you don't need to promise me anything. You promise Allah subhanho wa Taala promise him that you will do more to develop your relation with the Quran. The Quran is the word of Allah read diversity. A lot of us have these applications on our phones with the Quran in it, but we don't read. We don't make use of any one verse. How long does it take you one one verse read its meaning you don't understand something contact the machines here. I see so many shares. Mohammed is sitting in the crowd check Shadi, so many others, the Mufti is here Mashallah tabarrok Allah so many of you just ask the people say, you know what, I read this verse, I didn't understand
something, please can you explain it to me or better still attend the lesson of the field in the masjid. Make an effort, small effort and inshallah you will gain so much you feel so much better when you worship Allah worshiping enthusiastically with a smile and you will see your children
But when if you were to worship Allah, like in a lazy fashion, when your kids see you, they're gonna think this thing is not meant meant to really be done just for old people, so they won't read Salah until they grow old. And that's if they're lucky if you're lucky. Allah subhanho wa Taala. Bless us all I know, someone might say, well, there's no luck in Islam. I don't mean it that way. I mean, if you're fortunate, okay, it's just an English word. I've got to be careful because sometimes there are people in the crowd who start picking on words that are used, but you understand the context in Sharla, you understand what's being said. And before I end, I want to say one thing. One thing that
I have to get off my chest, okay?
You must be wondering, what is it?
May Allah bless you? May Allah grant every one of us ease and goodness, my brothers and sisters, I am a human being just like you. You take a selfie with me, it's not going to help you in your grave. You shake my hand, it's not going to take you to paradise. But if you're shaken by the message, that is what will take you to Paradise by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala Can I tell you a fact that you might not have realized, you know, me, solely because
of what I term are? Allahu wa Taala rasuluh that's all you know me only because I relay the message of Islam. If I was a person who did not convey that message, and if I did not say what Allah has said, if I did not speak about Allah and His Messenger, peace be upon him, you would not know me, Am I not right?
So therefore, you don't need to glorify an individual. You don't need to get excited about the individual, as much as you should be excited about a law
What should make you happy and excited is the virtue of Allah, the blessings of Allah, the mercy of Allah to make you excited, it's far better than everything material that has been gathered. So something I need to tell you, I see, I travel a lot of countries and Mashallah people get so excited. It's not me, Well, lucky, it's the message. So bear that in mind, me, you have to pray for me. I'm a human, I make mistakes, too. I'm just like you, I have my own struggles to just like you. And the reason I say this is because it's my duty. I have to say it.
It's called temporary atonement, in the Arabic language to make sure that I fulfilled my duty, I let you know, listen, it's not the guy, you're not worshiping me, you're not trying to impress me, you should, you should be more excited about your relationship with Allah, even if I didn't get a chance to shake your hand or to take a photo. So I actually don't like it. When people get so excited that I feel embarrassed. One day I went to a country.
I can tell you which country it was, I went to go.
And when I entered this massive place, and I saw such excitement, and the people were crazy, and they were whistling and they just did not stop. It just didn't stop and I got to speak. I spoke for 10 minutes, just 10 and I told them, You know what, this is wrong. And I told them, I cannot continue speaking because I don't feel right. I don't think you should do this to me. I'm just a human being
and inshallah I will come back another time if Allah wills but for now, I cannot continue speaking because I just feel so low about what has just happened.
And I excused myself I asked him to forgive me and I walked off.
And I went back there a few months later and guess what? There was a pin drop silence Mashallah. The people were so happy and it should have Allah there are lovely people I know they did it out of love, or what was I doing? I was trying to ensure that the love is channeled in the right direction. It's the love of Allah and His soul and his book subhanho wa Taala and the message and
that's what it is. So if you love someone for the sake of Allah, yes, that's good. That shouldn't translate in screaming and yelling and shouting and
you know, that's not what it's all about. So Panama, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect us at all times, to keep us humble, and to make us from among those who can truly love one another. We love someone for the sake of Allah pray for them say some good words inshallah, they will benefit they don't need to know you in person because if you want you will meet when
In general for those who may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us Oh Jenna I truly say May we all be gathered agenda to
Subhana Allah, Allah Allah Allah, Allah Allah Allah and Allah to enable Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.